19 – Three Irritants That Pull Readers Out of a Story
I inhale over 100 novels per year, fully immersing myself in the imaginary world… except when the author rudely pulls me out of the story.
These three irritants yank me out of a story:
- Non-standard use of a common word or phrase
- Ignorance of geographic language differences
- Difficult-to-pronounce character names
In this 7-minute “Learn With Laura” episode, I give examples from (unnamed) novels I’ve been reading and share tips to help you avoid these mishaps and keep your reader engrossed.
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